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Poster: tim_oz Date: Jun 5, 2009 7:37pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dark Star sputnik jam/theme?

Thanks for your response light into ashes. Good idea - I've emailed Jim Powell so will see what results. I'm wondering if it might refer to that sequence I've heard Garcia play in various Dark Stars (and I'm sure I've heard him play in at least one Other One) that sounds like it is fingerpicked - see starting around 11:54 in the Live Dead version of Dark Star for an example.

You're right, that link was pretty out of date. For reference for those interested here is the more recent version:


I think I have a tape of one of the 1980 Radio City or Warfield acoustic sets labeled with a 'Heaven Help Jam' on it.

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Poster: light into ashes Date: Jun 6, 2009 10:06am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dark Star sputnik jam/theme?

Hopefully Powell's email is still current - but if not, we can post the question on the deadlists message board, someone there must know.

Heaven Help the Fool was a Weir acoustic instrumental in 1980 - but on old tapes of mine, some traders called the Feelin' Groovy or Tighten Up jams in Dark Star the "Heaven Help" jam...... Not sure how that confusion came up! (A lot of folks still seem to feel the Feelin' Groovy and Mind Left Body jams are interchangeable, for that matter....)

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Poster: Styrofoam Cueball Date: Jun 6, 2009 11:23am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dark Star sputnik jam/theme?

I always consider the MLB jam to be the one that sounds like TMNS': "fireworks, calliopes and clowns" section.

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